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System Board Minutes - April '06

Potter-Tioga Library System
Regular Meeting
Blossburg Memorial Library
Blossburg, PA
April 11, 2006

The Regular Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Potter-Tioga Library System was called to order by President Jeff Wilkinson at 7:00 p.m.

Present: Blossburg: Carol J. Tama
Coudersport Darlene Peasley
Elkland: Charlotte Bitler, Kitty Giantomasi
Galeton: Sue Crawford
Genesee: Cherie Hobson
Knoxville: Eugene Seelye
Mansfield: Danice Trindell
Shinglehouse:
Ulysses: Elery H. Walizer
Wellsboro:
Westfield: Jeff Wilkinson
System Librarian: Laurie Shear

After introductions, the Minutes of the January 14, 2006 quarterly meeting were approved as presented.

System Librarianís Report:
-Circulation statistics for the 4th quarter were distributed and reviewed.
-2006 System financial summaries were distributed and reviewed.
-All System Library Annual Reports are in and Financial Reviews and Audits are due July 1, 2006.
-Statewide Library Card Reimbursement information was shared.
-Salary and benefit statistics for Librarians in each library were distributed and discussed. Each Board is encouraged to increase both whenever possible.
-It is hoped the 23% increase to public libraries in the Governor's budget will pass. Each library is encouraged to lobby for its passage.
-The LSTA grant proposal for automating the remainder of the libraries in the system was approved. Actual implementation should begin this spring.
-Mrs. Maxine Shear has drawn in pencil a picture of each library in the system and donated the same to the libraries for their use. Appreciation was expressed for these gifts. Mrs. Shear is the 90 year old mother of Laurie Shear.

News from member libraries was shared.

The next meeting will be at the Knoxville Public Library, at 7 PM, July 11, 2006.


Refreshments were enjoyed by those present.


Respectfully submitted,



Eugene Seelye, Secretary